HERNDON, Va., Nov. 9, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the city of Indianapolis and the county of Marion, Ind., for an information technology outsourcing contract that will offer improvements in quality, innovation, customer responsiveness, risk avoidance, and cost effectiveness.

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide on-site management, operation and support of the city's and county's data center, networks, distributed computing, help desk, and application services.

"We understand the complexities of the Indianapolis and Marion County existing IT environment," said Cheryl Janey, vice president, State and Local Enterprise Solutions, Northrop Grumman IT. "Northrop Grumman has created an individualized solution that takes into account the city-county innovation and transformation values that are so imperative to the customer. Indianapolis-Marion County is one of the country's largest combined city-county governments and is experienced in evaluating IT providers."

The contract is valued at $46 million over a five-year term with the potential for three one-year options to Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector.

"Northrop Grumman has a long history of providing target services to state and local entities and its commitment to grow its business in this sector bodes well for Indianapolis," said David Mockert, interim chief information officer, Information Services Agency (ISA) of the Consolidated City and County of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. "ISA concluded Northrop Grumman would provide more value by virtue of the individualized way it crafted its solution and its willingness to explore new options."

Northrop Grumman's teammates on the contract include Netwise Resources, and I.T. Business Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind.; CyberDyne Systems, Dallas, Texas; Globe- Tech Exchange, Dayton, Ohio; and CIBER, Inc., Greenwood Village, Colo.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, application development and support, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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